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Top Choice Sweets in Oebelo & Oesao

Inzana

A traditional sweet shop so popular, it exists on both sides of the road to service traffic. It would be rude not to try kue bajongko, a Kupang-specific cake made from coconut, flour and palm sugar steamed in banana…
Top Choice Waterfall in Soe

Air Terjun Oehala

Look for a road going north off the main highway, drive 6km and turn east at a sign for 'Oehala'. After 3km is a parking area, from which it's a short walk down steep steps to gushing water diffusing over huge bould…
Top Choice Market in Kupang

Pasar Malam

As tiny tailor shops finish up for the day, stallholders begin setting up this lamp-lit market. You're here for seafood, whether ikan (fish), cumi (squid), kepiting (crab) or udang (prawns), but you can also pick up…
Top Choice Indonesian in Kupang

Depot Bambu Kuning

A popular place for authentic Kupang se'i babi. Choose from chopped up meat or ribs, both served with rice and a rich pork soup with red beans. Sate and a couple of veg dishes are also available. Check out the outdo…
Top Choice Indonesian in Soe

Depot Remaja

This modest and clean diner specialises in succulent se'i babi, the iconic Kupang pork smoked over kesambi wood. But the fun doesn't stop there; try the warming pork soup – which is more of a stew – and one of the m…
Cave in Kupang

Gua Kristal

On Kupang's west coast, south of the centre, lies this local haunt not often visited by travellers. Ignore the ubiquitous rubbish and climb down the slippery rocks to the crystal-blue pool, where locals swim and par…
Market in Temkessi

Maubesi Market

Maubesi is home to the Kefa regency’s best textile market. Market day is Thursday, when along with produce, animals and pottery, ikat is displayed beneath tamarind trees. Natural dye is the most prized and pieces ca…
Village in Kefamenanu

Maslete Village

Just 3.5km from Kefamenanu is this traditional village and sonaf (palace). Made from wood carved with mythical birds and an imposing grass roof with hanging dried corn, you'll find the king sitting on its sheltered …
Beach in Kupang

Pantai Tablolong

Continue out of Kupang city on Jl Alfons Nisnoni for around 25km to arrive at Pantai Tablolong, about 13.5km southwest from Air Terjun Oenesu. This surprisingly pleasant stretch of has clear and calm water, a small …
Beach in Kupang

Pantai Tedis

Don't miss the atmosphere – or sunset – at this local hangout where Jl Soekarno intersects the oceanfront. Above, the sand vendors set up stalls and seating, while those in the know chow down on grilled corn and pis…